I got to see my Rads Onc today ( the one I told and he ordered tests )

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   Posted 10/22/2004 9:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I did get some info today about a plan of attack. We are just going to take it out and radiate. They said the margins should be clear. It's a totally different cancer. It is the same kind, yet this one is ER+. Ummmm. I wasn't aware I had alot of estrogen since I have been menopausal for over a year. But, then again, I was pregnant and my estrogen/horomones went crazy, I am sure. This is all crap. it makes no sense to me. eyes It's a stage 1 b/c they didn't feel any lymph nodes and it was just calcifications. ( not that it matters, where else can it spread? I only have like one or two things left that it can invade! ) So I am doing a lumpectomy and rads, so far. I see my Onc on Monday. I am going to try and hold off until after the holidays if I can for chemo. (They are doing a bone scan and CT scans from my pelvic area to my head. That will be Wed.) I will have to do 7 weeks of rads, I am sure. So with the surgery healing time and the rads, it should be after X-mas before we do chemo. Unless something drastic happens. This is annoying. But I will deal with it, if it treats me nice. My TM wasn't up drastically either. It had only gone up 8 points in like 3 months. I am glad I listened to my gut and had it checked out when I felt it. I am so grateful that I know when something is not right. Like a special little gift I have for myself. ( and not just with me, but I can sense other things too, it's weird. ) Oh well. that is my news for now. I will keep you updated as I get my info! LOL
Thanks again for all your support. It means ALOT to me.
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   Posted 10/22/2004 9:44 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey Shelley!

A new primary! THAT is what I was praying for. And tiny enough that rads will zap it. By this being a new primary that means your mets did not spread to your other breast. It sounds to me like you showed Club Mets who's the boss.

And only 8 point increase in your TMs? That could be anything from a cup of coffee to too much diet coke!

I think you have a good plan. I am so relieved you don't have to start with some big nightmare production again. I remember my chemo nurses all said to me - if it comes back you want it as a New Primary. OK- You got it!

ER+??? Good lord. Sometimes I wonder about all these factors you know?

Well I think this is good and DOABLE news.

It still bites big time- but you bit it back!


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   Posted 10/23/2004 4:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Ditto what Jessie said Shell. So glad you had that checked and have a plan of attack. Always follow your gut. And, yell at Jessie's neighbor for me to, ok.
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   Posted 10/23/2004 4:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Shelley, you always amaze me. Love ya, Joyce
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   Posted 10/23/2004 7:21 AM (GMT -7)   
ER+ even after being on ovary-shutdown? What are the chances of that? I guess it goes to show that nothing we do is 100%. We can reduce chances of things, but nothing is for sure. Drats. But in comparison to all you have been through, this sounds like just a little bump in the road. We'll be there with you every step, but I think you'll be great!


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   Posted 10/23/2004 7:33 AM (GMT -7)   

I sure hope you can put the chemo off until after the holidays..the surgery and radiation
shouldnt be bad, just annoying. Your strength & courage amazes me...

Love and hugs for you and Kalia

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   Posted 10/23/2004 9:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I know you must be grateful for your gift. I am a strong believer in going with my gut, too. It has saved my a$$ in more than 1 situation.

I'll keep my fingers crossed that you get to wait until after the holidays for chemo. Surgery & rads should take you through then. This is a lump in the road, but you can do it. I sure wish that you could get through life without any more potholes in the road, though. grrrrr

Love you, my friend. Sending hugs your way

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   Posted 10/23/2004 1:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Crap is right!! I pray that all goes well for you and that chemo can wait till after the holidays.

Glad you trusted your instincts. It is a nice "gift".


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   Posted 10/23/2004 2:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Shells,

I'm just so thankful they can treat this new occurrance by surgery and radiation. Thank God you caught it early. I'll keep you in my prayers. Hang in there, Shells.


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